This year's 'Black Nazarene'procession was the fastest in event's history, organizers say
Devotees follow the carriage transporting the statue of the Black Nazarene during an annual religious procession in Manila on Jan. 9. (Photo by Maria Tan/AFP)
The annual religious procession to honor Manila's "Black Nazarene" on Jan. 9 left about 330 tons of garbage and hundreds of people injured.Environment watchdog EcoWaste Coalition expressed disappointment over the trash left by the devotees. "The call for an environmentally-responsible expression of piety and devotion to the Black Nazarene again fell on deaf ears," said Jove Benosa, zero-waste campaigner of the group.
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